A very good point.Again, you're probably acting suspicious so of course they're checking you out. Sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy isn't it?
The more worried you are that people are out to get you, the more likely you are to start interpreting very innocuous things as suspicious.
A few years ago me and my using partner would sometimes get paranoid that the cops were watching us. We, and especially he, would get worried that someone was following our car. Or that our phones were being monitored.
And anything weird would become suspect. The kinda stuff that would go completely unnoticed if you weren't already looking for it.
It is very much self fulfilling. We never were able to actually establish that the cops were watching us. It could have been all imagined.
But it was far more plausible that they might have been watching us to try and get closer to our dealers or other people we knew, than it is that anyone would be watching you like that for speaking out against family abuse.
I mean, your family is not well known or anything right? They're not celebrities or something right? Why would anyone in authority even care about you speaking out against them? Why would people risk their careers over that?