Following the disturbing videos recently released publicly showing in great detail the killings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota by uniformed officers, many are deservedly shocked and angered.

Among those to react on social media Thursday was former Missouri Tiger defensive end and 2014 SEC Defensive Player of the Year Shane Ray. Now with the Denver Broncos, Ray discussed his past experiences with the police officers growing up in an impoverished area of Kansas City and his mother’s concern for his general welfare from the police while growing up.

Ray went on to show another instance of his interaction with the police, this time he was pulled over with his mother in the car:

Ray went on to interact with several people on this Twitter timeline, many of which asked valid questions and Ray returning with well-thought responses.

While these issues are very real and troubling, it’s important to ask tough questions and keep an open dialogue moving forward. Credit Ray for voices his frustrations and keeping his thoughts on the matter civil while clearly disturbed with both his past experiences and recent events.