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[RAW] Philly cops recorded in racially-abusive stop-and-frisk Philadelphia police harassment Video[RAW] Philly cops recorded in racially-abusive stop-and-frisk Philadelphia police harassment Video[RAW] Philly cops recorded in racially-abusive stop-and-frisk Philadelphia police harassment Video[RAW] Philly cops recorded in racially-abusive stop-and-frisk Philadelphia police harassment VideoPhilly cops recorded in racially-abusive stop-and-frisk Philadelphia police harassment Philly cops recorded in racially-abusive stop-and-frisk Philadelphia police harassment Philly cops recorded in racially-abusive stop-and-frisk Philadelphia police harassment NO ONE GOT PUNCHED in the face - this time - but YouTube has given the Philadelphia Police Department another black eye, proving once again that smartphones are a bully cops worst just hope that Officer Philip Nace doesnt land in the citys tourism department when the dust settles."Dont come to f---ing Philadelphia. Stay in Jersey."Thats one of Naces rage-induced zingers that were recorded in a disturbing 16-minute YouTube video of a recent stop and video, dated Sept. 27, shows Nace, 46, and another police officer from North Phillys 25th District stopping two unidentified men, apparently after they said hello to a third man on the street."You dont say Hi to strangers," Nace said as he confronts the two pedestrians. "Not in this neighborhood," his partner cops then push one of the men against their cruiser. The second man, who is videotaping the incident and starts to walk away, is ordered to put his phone in his pocket and get against the car for a frisk. The phone, however, continues recording, apparently on the hood of the car."Dont f---ing fight . . . well kick your ass, too," Nace said. He threatened the other man, saying he would "split your wig open."Nace called one of the men a "f---ing dirty ass." When they protest that they havent done anything wrong, he shouted: "Why dont you shut the f--- up! Everyone thinks theyre a f---ing lawyer, and they dont know jack s---.""Youre jaywalking, by the way," the second officer later added, apparently in an attempt to justify the one point, Nace told one of the men: "We dont want you here, anyway. All you do is weaken the f---ing country."The video is titled "Police unlawful harassment and racial profiling," but the race of the two pedestrians is unclear. Nace and his partner are Daily News could not reach the person who posted the video or identify the pedestrians."This is exactly what the city of Philadelphia says its cops dont do," said Mary Catherine Roper, senior staff attorney for the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which is monitoring the citys stop-and-frisk program. "The only way we stop it from happening is if the Police Department acknowledges that it does happen and takes steps to root it out."Herbert Spellman, a retired cop who said in a cover story in yesterdays Daily News that he was subjected to a "demeaning" stop and frisk last month, called on police brass to send a message to patrol cops that verbally and physically abusive behavior wont be tolerated."It starts at the top," Spellman John Stanford, a police spokesman, said Internal Affairs is investigating the Nace incident. He said that the investigation - not the video - would determine whether the officers "acted appropriate in all aspects of their job."Last year, Lt. Jonathan Josey was fired after a YouTube video went viral of him punching a woman in the face and knocking her to the ground, but hes back on the job today."We train our officers to conduct lawful stops, and we continuously address this issue where necessary to provide the best service to the citizens of Philadelphia," Stanford said in an email. He declined to comment on the Nace video the video, Nace didnt provide a clear explanation of why the men were stopped. Roper questioned whether there was reasonable suspicion that a crime had been was on the street last night, according to an officer in the 25th District, and could not be reached. At the end of the video, police gave one man his phone back, and it doesnt appear that he was taken into custody. It is unknown what happened with the second , who is also suing the department for alleged wrongful arrests of people who videotape police in public, said the Nace video is clear evidence that the department needs to impose better standards of behavior."Can we start with not thoroughly abusive as an initial goal?" Roper asked. "Id like to get to respectful, but lets start with not abusive."