I did not know this until today, wow. I did some research and it astounds me that this is the case.If I break into your house and discover your cocaine stash, and I seize it and turn it over to the police, you are not going to be able to get that evidence suppressed on the grounds that it was illegally obtained. You can sue me for trespass if you like, and you can have me prosecuted for burglary, but you are SOL on the drug charge.
The 4th amendment (and all others) enumerates the right of the people. These rights cannot be violated by the government, or , in my opinion, other persons.Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.